Wilco releases surprise free album

Wilco has released a surprise album that the band is giving away for free.

The 11-song album, called Star Wars, is available for download at the band’s website. Fans just need to enter their email address as a fluffy white kitty blinks at them, then click the link in the email they recieve and the download page pops up.

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In a post announcing the news on the band’s website, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy said it would be fun to do.

”Why release an album this way and why make it free? Well, the biggest reason, and I’m not sure we even need any others, is that it felt like it would be fun. What’s more fun than a surprise?” Tweedy wrote.

The album is available for a limited time.

The track list:

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The Chicago-based band is about to play a three-night run at Union Park in the band’s hometown, then they’ll take a break for a few weeks before heading out on the road for a multi-week tour that will take them up and down the west coast of U.S. and Canada. The alternative rock band is known for playing impressive live shows.

Wilco has eight other studio albums, starting in 1994 with A.M. The last album they released was The Whole Love, which they put out in 2011. Tweedy formed a band with his son called Tweedy last year, and he produced and played on the Richard Thompson album Still, released earlier this year.